The Highlanders have made one personnel change and one positional swap for their match against the Chiefs in Hamilton on Sunday.
After starting every match so far in Super Rugby Aotearoa, wing Jona Nareki has been dropped to the bench to make way for Josh McKay. To accommodate McKay’s selection on the right wing, Scott Gregory will swap from No 14 to No 11.
There are four changes among the reserves, where prop Ethan de Groot, scrumhalf Folau Fakatava, flyhalf Josh Ioane and Nareki have all been added to provide cover off the bench.
Highlanders – 15 Michael Collins, 14 Josh McKay, 13 Rob Thompson, 12 Sio Tomkinson, 11 Scott Gregory, 10 Mitch Hunt, 9 Aaron Smith, 8 Marino Mikaele Tu’u, 7 Shannon Frizell, 6 Dillon Hunt, 5 Jack Whetton, 4 Pari Pari Parkinson, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Ash Dixon, 1 Ayden Johnstone
Subs: 16 Liam Coltman, 17 Ethan de Groot, 18 Jeff Thwaites, 19 Manaaki Selby-Rickit, 20 Jesse Parete, 21 Folau Fakatava, 22 Josh Ioane, 23 Jona Nareki.
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